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And i dont mean the physio exercises i was given after surgery! Of course it is imperitive you do these religiously as instructed by your physiotherapist. I am 11 months post lkr and have been struggling massively with the muscles in my leg! They keep tightening and stiffening which can be painful and definately hinders me walking. I joined a swimming pool and have been doing aqua aerobics. As well as swimming. I love it and it is so helping my knee and muscles in leg. I didnt go for 2 wks over xmas due to work and xmas and gosh what a difference. I just basically want to share this as it has helped me! I have learned so much from this site and people who have had the same replacement surgery as me i want to share my experience to! I swim 30 lengths twice a wk and do aqua fit once a week i wish i could do more but i cant due to work.
I did find it really hard to get my head round how differently everyone heals. It upset me when i was struggling to walk with a stick and some people were doing much better much sooner after surgery than me. However much you are told we are all different when you are working hard at physio and doing your best its a hard pill to swallow. They told me it could take 1 to 2 years to own your knee and i am now believing them. I have come such a long way and am still improving. Hopefully now swimming is helping so much i actually believe i wil get there! Any other tips and advice greatly recieved!
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